Good morning. It’s Winter Meetings week which means you can settle in for plenty of intrigue, rumors, and speculation but then not very many actual baseball transactions.
Evan Grant writes that Jon Daniels isn’t working on one big Cole Hamels-y trade this offseason.
Jeff Wilson’s Winter Meetings preview looks at how the Rangers hope to leave DC with rotation help.
Jon Paul Morosi still thinks Ian Desmond is going to re-sign with the Rangers: His column.
T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers feel like they have the assets to make a splashy trade if such a deal makes sense for them.
Wilson, however, notes that the Rangers aren’t ready to make big trades and are instead looking at smaller moves to fill needs.
Jim Bowden evaluates the front offices of all 30 teams and calls JD one of the best GMs in the business.
Finally, the enablers who profited most from the steroid era are being welcomed into the Hall of Fame. Barry Bonds, however, still hasn’t received greater than 44.3% of the vote in any year that he’s been on the ballot. Cool beans, MLB.
Have a great day!